Hosokawa Optisizer

Xoptix Hosokawa machine

Product Description

The Hosokawa Optisizer, on-line measuring system, for continuous particle sizing during the production process, allows engineers to quickly identify out of specification product and take action to remedy this – preventing product wastage, maintaining product quality and minimising un-necessary costs. Engineers can also assess the effects of any process change on the finished product. Reliable data is automatically fed to the plant and control system to allow for optimum process control.

With high performance accuracy within an easy to use and compact unit, that is the most cost effective on the market, the Hosokawa Optisizer is a vital tool for powder and bulk solids producers looking to:

  • Eliminate problems associated with manual sampling
  • Operate plant at optimum efficiency
  • Minimise of-spec material produced
  • Increase plant throughput
  • Reduce energy consumption
  • Troubleshoot potential equipment failure

Using laser diffraction technology the Optisizer offers the high levels of accuracy associated with a laboratory instrument but is built within a robust and ruggedized frame that makes the unit suitable for even the harshest conditions and able to withstand the vibrations encountered in production.

A sample is diverted from the main product flow passing through the sizing cell and back into the main process stream. Laser light scattered from the particles is collected by the detector and transferred to the computer where the size is calculated.

Continuous monitoring of particle size by the Optisizer can support Hosokawa Micron’s Performance Improvement Solutions service, providing real time, accurate data on which production decision can be made with confidence.

In-Process v Manual Sampling

  • Operator error associated with manual sampling is eliminated
  • In-process delivers real time measurements
  • Closed system eliminates dust contaminants

Standard Modules

There are three standard modules:

XO01P   For measuring particles conveyed in air from 0.5 to 220 microns

XO02P   For measuring particles conveyed in air from 1.2 to 550 microns

XO03P   For measuring particles conveyed in air from 2.5 to 1100 microns

Non-Standard Applications

ATEX options available

Pharma options available

PDF image Optisizer In Process Particle Sizing 

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